Press Release/Position Paper

Paper Policy: Why the Discussion on Palm Oil Draft Bill must be stopped immediately

Paper Policy: Why the Discussion on Palm Oil Draft Bill must be stopped immediately

In January 2017, the government and DPR RI agreed that the Palm Oil draft Bill would be one of the priority bills to be completed in 2017. The main reason presented by the drivers of this bill was to protect the palm oil industry from foreign intervention. In addition, three other reasons presented by the […]

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Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Bogor, 7 June 2017. Timber logged illegally in and around a rogue oil palm plantation is being certified legal under Indonesia’s flagship timber certification system, despite repeated NGO reports to police, forestry enforcement officials, and certification professionals, a new report reveals. The report – Still Permitting Crime – published today by Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring […]

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Paper Position of Sulawesi CSO Region: Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label

Paper Position of Sulawesi CSO Region: Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label

PALM PLANTATION INDUSTRY has penetrated Sulawesi since the 1980’s and its expansion continues to this day. As in various regions in Indonesia, the Sulawesi palm oil industry is not free from various problems of practices that are not environmentally friendly, prone to land grabbing, violations of rights, both to workers and surrounding communities, and social […]

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Position Paper: Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label

Position Paper: Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label

POSITION PAPERCivil Society Groups of the Land of Papua and North Maluku“The Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label” PALM PLANTATION INDUSTRY has penetrated the Land of Papua and North Maluku since 1982 and its expansion continues to this day. As in various regions in Indonesia, the palm oil industry of Tanah Papua […]

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Opening of Round Logs Exports Risks Triggers Illegal Logging in Indonesia

Opening of Round Logs Exports Risks Triggers Illegal Logging in Indonesia

Bogor, December 13, 2017. Illegal logging and smuggling of logs can be rife again in Indonesia if the proposal of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) to enforce log exports is approved. Kaoem Telapak and the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) strongly reject this proposal because it can hamper the development of the domestic […]

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